Book #98 for 2010 is How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer. As a soccer fan, I'm not unfamiliar with the sport or how it is followed in different parts of the world. I had just never thought about it quite in this way. This book took me on a trip through soccer stadiums, taking snapshots of various clubs and their fans, showing them in all of their colors - bigoted, racist, unpredictable and either unknowing or uncaring of the true meaning of the words behind their chants.
This book is very European-centric - making little to no mention of South American soccer besides Brazil. All in all, I'd probably only recommend this to someone who already knows soccer - not the rules of play but the comraderie of the sport and the fanatacism of its fans.
This book is available at: Amazon.com.